David Carter – Cranial Osteopathy

David Carter B.Ost

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What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial osteopathy is the name given to a subtle and refined approach to osteopathy that follows all the principles of osteopathy, and is used throughout the body not just in the head.

The name Cranial Osteopathy simply refers to the fact that it includes the structures inside the head.

Diagnosis and treatment are intimately linked as David works to activate the innate ability of the body to heal itself.  By offering gentle and specific support where it is needed, David can bring the tissues into a state of balance and release, to restore the body to health.  Using this approach, he listens to and is guided by the body’s inner knowledge of what is wrong, this helps David to understand and treat the cause of symptoms, to reduce the chance of symptoms returning in the future.

Cranial osteopathy is a gentle, safe and effective approach to treatment of a wide range of problems in the whole body.

What happens in a Consultation?

The first consultation lasts around 45 minutes during which a detailed case history will be taken to gain as much insight as possible into your problem.

David will ask about occupation, regular activities, medical history, prescription drugs etc.

Observing cranial treatment can be compared to watching someone reading a book.  From the outside nothing appears to be happening but, if you are the one reading the book, you are transported into a rich world of structure, colour, depth and emotion.  As you continue to read, the story unfolds.

In a treatment David is guided by the tissues and support the re-balancing or release of areas of dysfunction.  The body has an amazing ability to heal itself and maintain its own physiology in a state of health and uses the re-balancing during osteopathic treatment to re-establish health.


What does Cranial treatment feel like?

Cranial osteopathic treatment is very gentle and relaxing.  During the treatment some people are aware of different sensations, such as mild tension, aching or sensitivity that gradually disappear, or of feelings of warmth and relaxation.

Other people are unaware of anything happening at all during the treatment but are aware that they feel very different when they get up afterwards.  Most people become deeply relaxed during treatment and it is not uncommon for people to fall asleep.


About David Carter:-

David is a qualified osteopath who is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the British Osteopathic Association.

He qualified after a five year training at the British School of Osteopathy in London.

David lives in Inverness and has been running a busy practice in the area for over 6 years.

For more information:- www.davidcarterosteopathy.co.uk

To make an appointment please call 01463 713614

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